via Clef Notes: H.L. Mencken's Saturday Night Club reconvened by Concert Artists of Baltimore - The Baltimore Sun’s classical music critic Tim Smith blogs about the sonic art, local and beyond - baltimoresun.com.
Fresh ideas for the rebirth of classical music in the 21st century; taking ideas from the past. Intimate settings, blurring the line between audience and performers, playing and sharing music for pleasure.
From the first sounds of the opening movement to Schubert's "Unfinished" Symphony -- scored for five strings, clarinet, flute, horn and piano -- a really cool picture emerged of what went on back in the day. Edward Polochick, artistic director of Concert Artists, was an engaging guide for this time travel, and he drew from his musicians consistently spirited playing (a couple of rough patches could be considered, in this context, a case of historical authenticity).